Saturday, September 20, 2014

David Suchet: ‘Part of Me Died With Him’



By Interview by HOPE REEVES via NYT Magazine

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The actor is — and is not — Hercule Poirot.

Let a Hundred McMansions Bloom



By MARNIE HANEL via NYT Magazine

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Converting Chinese rice fields into luxury villas.

A Quick-Change Artist



By CHUCK KLOSTERMAN via NYT Magazine

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Switching prices; clipping the public crossword.

Bitten to the Quick



By ABIGAIL MEISEL via NYT Magazine

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An invasion of mites forced me to make a difficult decision.

Why Is Our Sci-Fi So Glum About A.I.?



By JAYSON GREENE via NYT Magazine

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Semi-brainless B-movies about expanding the human brain keep coming.

Who Made That Maraschino Cherry?



By MELANIE REHAK via NYT Magazine

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The Frankenstein’s monster of the fruit world.

Notes on a Shortstop



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A scout’s musings on the teenage Derek Jeter — provided by The New York Yankees, from Steiner Sports — notes his “active feet” and “long lean sinewy body.”

How to Plan a Meal From Supermarket to Table



Here’s the way to walk into a supermarket and walk out with dinner.

By FLORENCE FABRICANT via NYT Dining & Wine http://ift.tt/1sb8ZPE

Mastering the Pastry-Shell Dough



Practice and careful measurement will assure that you always have the pastry ready for a tart.

By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN via NYT Dining & Wine http://ift.tt/1mmrCxY

Friday, September 19, 2014

Turning Microcelebrity Into a Big Business



By TAFFY BRODESSER-AKNER via NYT Magazine

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All it takes is blood, sweat and selfies.

Weeknight Dinner Success Starts With Lemon, Olive Oil and Salt



Salt, olive oil and lemon are the items to reach for day after day, meal after meal, to create pretty much anything I feel like eating.

By MELISSA CLARK via NYT Dining & Wine http://ift.tt/1BU9pLx

Derek Jeter, a Yankee Before the Pinstripes



By Text by JON KELLY via NYT Magazine

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At 18, the shortstop could field, hit, run and throw – but he had a little something extra too.

Fingers Stand in for Forks



At Abyssinia in Harlem, the flatbread does the heavy lifting with the Ethiopian dishes.

By LIGAYA MISHAN via NYT Dining & Wine http://ift.tt/YVEErL

Thursday, September 18, 2014

“Emotional Response to Swamp Trees” was uploaded to Flickr





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Emotional Response to Swamp Trees was taken on September 13, 2014 at 04:00PM

“Eagle Lake” was uploaded to Flickr





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Eagle Lake was taken on September 18, 2014 at 02:24PM

“South River” was uploaded to Flickr





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South River was taken on September 18, 2014 at 03:47PM

How Gary Hart’s Downfall Forever Changed American Politics



By MATT BAI via NYT Magazine

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The press once considered a politician’s personal life off-limits – until one week in 1987.

The Rise of Beefcake Yoga



By ALEX FRENCH via NYT Magazine

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Diamond Dallas Page, a former W.W.E. wrestler, created a new form of healing for broken-down macho guys like himself.

Inside the Dark, Lucrative World of Consumer Debt Collection



By JAKE HALPERN via NYT Magazine

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In the murky world of unpaid bills, a banker and an ex-con can make a fortune — if they don’t run into too many crooks.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

“Frostpocket Birch” was uploaded to Flickr





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Frostpocket Birch was taken on September 17, 2014 at 04:32PM

“Frostpocket Lane in the drizzling Rain” was uploaded to Flickr





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Frostpocket Lane in the drizzling Rain was taken on September 17, 2014 at 04:26PM

“Lion Grass - Highlander Brew Co” was uploaded to Flickr





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Lion Grass - Highlander Brew Co was taken on September 17, 2014 at 02:47PM

The Ultimate Cuban Comfort Food: Picadillo



By SAM SIFTON via NYT Magazine

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A stew of ground beef and tomatoes gives a taste of island home cooking.
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